Ankara, a traditional African fabric has arguably infiltrated the larger fashion world. Blended with other matching fabrics and with a good design, this fabrics are the fancy of many people.
The appeal of the finished product depends on the creativity, and skills of the designer. Fashion gurus have breathed new life into the fabric through their experience and creativity. Available in alluring designs, Ankara graces catwalks and has won laurels.
Since it is a cotton fabric with different motifs, this Ankara can be used for both formal and informal occasions. A printed outfit with small motifs will make perfect clothing.
This fabric has infinite creative applications like shirts, bags, clothes, dresses etc. Styles, and designs available for this cloth are endless which makes all people; men and women, young, and the aged become glued to it. Ankara has made a come back in a big way with top celebrities wearing modern patterns, and vibrant colors
Ankara posses the capabilities of being able to dye faster and did not get stained much. Due to its virtues, this fabric was considered as a competitor of the Western Adire cloth.
Nigeria, a fashion savvy part of Africa, has taken the fabric, improved them, and has represented it to the world. Nigeria is a big market which has offered vast potential for the manufacture and sales of Ankara. Sadly, smuggling, and unfair trade practices in the nation has affected the local production.
Ankara fabrics have been the desired choice of African women. Due to its affordability, this garment was once considered suitable for under privileged. But with the lapse of time, the fabric found favor with contemporary fashion, and modern styles. Ankara has its own virtues, and looks more graceful when tailored in the right way
As AUGUST 2011 approaches, GET YOUR ANKARA READY!!!